Monthly Archives: March 2016

Surprising Conditions That Eye Doctors Find First

People often think of an eye exam as how you update your eye glass or contact lens prescription. More importantly, it is a very effective way to provide early detection of system conditions. Readers Digest recently published this article on … Continue reading

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Wavefront-Guided LASIK

This newer form of LASIK is more precise than standard LASIK. It’s also more expensive. Before surgery, the doctor creates a detailed map of your eyes using an “aberrometer.” This records even the tiniest imperfections in the cornea. In theory, … Continue reading

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Get Regular Eye Exams

Whether or not you wear glasses, get eye exams every other year if you’re between ages 21 and 40. Contact lens wearers and anyone over 40 should get checkups every year. These exams should include dilation, where your eye doctor … Continue reading

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Stop Smoking

If you smoke, stop. Smoking increases your risk of developing cataracts and aggravates uncomfortable dry eyes. It also builds up plaque in your bloodstream and weakens arteries. This not only increases your risk of a heart attack, but it can … Continue reading

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Good Candidates for Vision Surgery

Laser surgery helps people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an oddly shaped cornea, called astigmatism, but it’s not for everyone. It might work for you if: Your prescription hasn’t changed for at least one year. Your job allows laser … Continue reading

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